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Northern Command Tattoo, Leeds

Volume 531: debated on Monday 26 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for War the total cost and receipts of the Northern Command Tattoo held in Leeds from 28th June to 3rd July, 1954.

These figures are not yet available and are, in any case, due to be accounted for in private not public accounts. The financial interest of my right hon. Friend is to ensure that no additional expense of any kind falls on public funds as a result of military participation in the Tattoo. This condition has been accepted by the organisers and will be fulfilled. I understand that should a deficit arise there are private funds available to meet it.